Meltham Carlile institute

Festival Films at Meltham Carlile institute

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Dir. Basil Dearden, UK, 1950


Newly remastered, this crime thriller centred on new police officer Andy Mitchell, his mentor, George Dixon, and young criminal hooligan, Dirk Bogarde, was immensely popular. The first film to look at the day-to-day activities of the police, it remains an interesting social document of the times.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm

Dir. David Mackenzie, US, 2016

Harking back to the great American films of the seventies, Jeff Bridges at his best in this taut, tense modern cops and robbers thriller with wonderful dialogue that has the feel of a western in a land of economic.

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm

Unpredictable, thrilling and decidedly memorable, definitely one of the best films of the year. An original and strange fairy tale for our times. Full of humour, intrigue, suspense and even horror, it centres on a female customs officer who can smell guilt.


Dir. Ali Abbas (Sweden 2018 110mins 15)

Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm

BAFTA winning documentary on the career of a member of the Walker Bros, one of the biggest acts of the 60s. Follows Scott from pop star to a cult figure with interviews from Bowie, Eno and Radiohead, who were all influenced by this enigmatic figure who died in March.


Dir. Stephen Kijak (US 2006, 95mins 15)


Meltham Memories will be celebrating a 50s/60s weekend on 6-7 July 2019.

Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm

A very good and precise directorial debut from Cooper who also stars in this moving tear-jerker musical love story with an excellent Lady Gaga, the young musician who finds fame as her mentor is dragged down by age and alcoholism.


Dir. Bradley Cooper (US 2018, 134mins 15)

Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm

Powerful and unsettling political satire; war film of the year? True story of a German deserter in the last days of the war who embarks on a brutal odyssey putting on the uniform of a SS officer. A chilling performance from Max Hubacher as the Captain.


Dir. Robert Schwentke (Germany 2018, 119mins 15)

Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm

In a run-down seaside town a dog groomer commits petty crimes for a former boxer who terrorises the neighbourhood. Winner of Best Actor at Cannes, Marcello Fonte is brilliant as the naive, small man who takes on the big bully in what is a really great modern western.


Dir. Matteo Garrone (Italy 2018, 98mins 15)

Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:30pm

Dir. Tom Harper (UK 2018, 101mins 15)


Jessie Buckley lights up the screen in her debut film with strong support from Julie Walters in a refreshingly unsentimental bittersweet film of a young wayward Glaswegian young mother who dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.

Sat, 09/11/2019 - 2:00pm

Dir. Simone de Vries (Holland 2006, 64mins)


Blond, Blue Eyes - documentary biography of Holland's most famous actor who moved effortlessly between art classics, Hollywood and cult slasher movies, producing great performances and, in Blade Runner, one of the most memorable scenes in cinema. 


Followed by


Dir. Robert Harmon (US 1986, 98mins 15)


The Hitcher - a favourite of Hauer fans. A naive college boy crosses the path of the devil on a lost highway in a sleek action thriller car ride that is pure adrenalin entertainment.


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:30pm

Dir. Sydney Pollack & Alan Elliott (US 2018 120mins PG)


Shelved and hidden for fifty years, here is one of the greatest musical performances you will ever see from the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in her 1972 gospel concerts. Transcendental.






Sun, 10/11/2019 - 2:00pm

Dir. Callum Macrae (UK 2018, 108 mins 15)


A forensic and shocking study of the almost forgotten death of eleven innocent Catholics in an incident in Northern Ireland in 1971, which foreshadowed Bloody Sunday. Documentary film-making and investigative journalist at its best.


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 7:00pm

Dir. Ari Aster (Sweden 2019 138mins 18)


A couple's journey to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in remote Sweden turns into a pagan horror in the style of The Wicker Man that grips audiences. Beautiful, terrifying and rated by some critics a modern masterpiece.

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